Sunday, April 15, 2007

Grenadier Guardsman Brian Joseph Scott (1926 – 2007): a tribute

(A WW2 photograph of Greandier Guardsman Brian J. Scott)

Guardsman Brian J. Scott who took part in the Normandy Landings in June 1944 passed away just before Easter 2007. He was proud to have been a Guardsman, and indeed remained a Guardsman ever after. Brian was also a proud member of the Normandy Veterans Association and played a full part in Association’s activities.
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Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

In June 2004 Guardsman Brian was one many Veterans who took part in the 60th Anniversary commemorations of the D-Day Landings. He marched with many of his former comrades through the streets of Arromanches in front of a large crowd of spectators. It was seen by millions of viewers on television screens throughout the world.

A little over a year later, in June 2005 Brian again met up with many of his comrades in the West Cumbria Branch of the Normandy Veterans Association and took part in the WW2 ‘Victory Parade’ at Whitehaven, Cumbria commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the end of WW2. When asked about his wartime experiences, Brian was always keen to assist, and always good for a ‘craic’ about the many good times about the war years and afterwards.

Brian’s funeral service was a Requiem Mass held on Wednesday 11 April 2007 at the Holy Family Catholic Church, Blackpool where he and his wife Eileen had moved for their retirement some years earlier. Father Frank Osman conducted Brian’s funeral service. Brian was buried with full military honours and the sun shone. It was a perfect day, just for him.

This verse is written on the sheet of Brian’s funeral service:


Memories are the loveliest thing,
They last from day to day,
They can’t get lost,
They don’t wear out
And can’t be given away.

Brian was a wonderful man who will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
To Guardsman Brian J. Scott – everyone salutes you!

J. Ritson
April 2007

Sunday, 15 April, 2007  
Blogger Tomcann said...

Joesph -
for the modern Catholics to have a Requiem Mass to-day is a bit unusual as owing to the aberrations of Vatican 11 Council it is invariably a "Mass of Christian Burial" which loses all sense of reverence and particularly the loss of the Dies Irea with it's harsh warnings - "liber scriptus proferetur,In quo totum continuer,Unde mundae judicetur" -
'Lo the book exactly worded,Wherin all hath been recorded - Thence shall judgement be awarded' - well it makes some people think !

Monday, 16 April, 2007  

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